Investor Views: "My Pension is Invested in Frontier Markets"

New investor Peter Hicks has invested his pension in a range of higher-risk actively managed equity funds

Emma Simon 14 December, 2017 | 11:09AM

At 26, Peter Hicks says his main financial priority is paying off his student debt. After graduating with a business degree, Hicks went on to study for an MSc in International Business and Management, requiring extra funding on top of his student loan.

Hicks says: “This additional loan has a higher interest rate than the student debt I took out for my original history degree. The bank lets me know what the minimum repayment is each month, but I want to try and pay it back far quicker, as this will save me money in the long run.”

Since starting work in financial services, Hicks is trying to save around £250 a month to pay off this debt. He is looking forward to wiping out this debt, and using these surplus funds to invest for his future instead.

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Emma Simon  is a financial journalist, specialising in investment and consumer issues, writing for Morningstar.co.uk

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